Traineeships: What are they?

What is a Traineeship?

A Traineeship is an opportunity for you to get work experience and the initial qualifications to progress onto an Apprenticeship or full-time role. A Traineeship is ideal for those who don’t quite feel ready for full-time work or an Apprenticeship.

Who is eligible for a Traineeship?

16 - 19 years old and are not currently in education, employment, or training.

What’s involved in a Traineeship?

They are 12-week programmes that run Monday to Friday. Two days a week will involve a work placement around a student’s keen interests or future career goals. One day a will be dedicated to guest speakers who come to discuss personal development topics. This could involve subjects like personal t and personal branding courses, all of which you can add to your CV! Traineeships are amazing opportunities for students who don’t have a definitive career path in mind yet.

What can you get out of a Traineeship?

You can gain certificates throughout your Traineeship which helps build your CV but also your career prospects. Certificate of completion of the 12-week course is also included. Not only does a Traineeship help build your CV but it can also help build your confidence and employability skills which are vital to succeeding in today’s competitive job market.

If you need to improve your Maths and English skills, this is something Traineeships allow students to do. This will be classroom-based learning and is available at Level 1 & 2 Functional skills. If you need help with employability skills, get in touch with an Inspira advisor for free 1:1 career advice.

What are the benefits of a Traineeship?

Establishing a routine is a huge benefit of Traineeships, the 12-week programmes offer a structured timetable. Having a daily routine is known to improve mood and motivation! By covering a broad range of subjects Traineeships allow students to find out what subject they do and don’t like, finding a new passion or rediscovering an old one.

Students may have had a definitive career path in mind, might decide they would be better suited to another job. Employers value Traineeships as they show dedication, perseverance, and commitment. It’s also possible that the programme can lead to paid employment, apprenticeships, or further training.

What can you progress onto after a Traineeship?

Traineeships allow students to be supported throughout the entire process even upon completion, they also help students prepare for their next steps, which could be employment, apprenticeship, or training.

What funding is available?

The Traineeships are free to apply to and complete, check if you are eligible to receive a bursary.

Do you think Traineeships might be for you? They’re an extremely viable option for students without a specific career goal in mind yet and need some help to explore that. Get in touch with Inspira today to explore what options are available to you!

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